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What is Environmental Science?

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary major that applies biological, physical, and information sciences to solve challenges in natural and managed ecosystems.  Students start from the ground up (from Soil Science to Ecosystem Science) and study the interaction of things such as plants, water, microbes, and policies.

What Topics do Environmental Science Students Study?


Top Five Reasons to Choose Environmental Science

1. Lab Based Curriculum

Core knowledge through hands on learning. Biology, ecology, and chemistry applied to environmental problems. Tailor elective courses to meet personal and career goals.

2. Mentored Research

Most environmental students participate in mentored research with many opportunities for research, leadership and authorship. Excellent experience for job, graduate school, and professional school applications.

3. Study Abroad

Annual Environmental Science study abroad opportunities that allow you to take core courses overseas as well as participate in research and experience new cultures.

4. Career Paths

Career placement opportunities in the private sector, the public sector, NGOs and local, state, and federal government. Excellent preparation for professional school and graduate school.

5. BYU Environmental Science Club

For up to date information on the BYU Wildlife and Range Club, check out their Facebook page.